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GE and DSIC receive AIP for LNG carrier design

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GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) have announced that they have received Approval in Principle (AIP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design.

The carrier has a length of approximately 292 m and a breadth of 46.40 m. It has a total cargo capacity of approximately 178 400 m3. It offers low emissions and the flexibility to operate on either LNG or liquid fuel.

The carrier will feature a GE gas turbine-based COGES (Combined Gas Turbine, Electric and Steam) system, which will include a steam turbine generator-set, a heat recovery system, and a 25 MW gas turbine.

Brien Bolsinger, the Vice President, Marine Operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio, said: “With the AIP in hand, customers can feel confident in procuring a COGES-powered LNG carrier through DSIC.

“Operational benefits of gas turbines to naval architects, owners and operators include high power in a compact package and design flexibility. The gas turbine is so lightweight – fully 80% lighter and 30% smaller than comparable slow-speed diesel applications – that it can be located anywhere on the ship.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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